Xingping is the oldest town in Yangshuo and it is 27 kilometers upstream from Yangshuo on the Li River.
Xingping homes the most beautiful river view of the whole Li River area. For this reason the riverside of Xingping is printed on the picture of the back the Chinese 20 yuan note.
Traveling from Yangshuo to Xingping is quite convenient. You may take the bus from Yangshuo to Xingping in Yangshuo Bus Station. It takes about 45 minutes and charges RMB 7. The bus departs every 15 minutes there from 6:00 am to 7:30 pm. So you can make s one-day trip to Xingping when you are traveling in Yangshuo.
The best way to explore the area is when you go slow; so either go hiking, cycling or on a bamboo raft. Dahebei Village, ¥20 Point (10 minutes walk), Lotus Cave, Bird's View Pavilion are all the highlights in Xingping town. You can not miss them when you get there.